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Wednesday, October 12, 2005



I really just wanted an excuse to post up that gully-ass picture of Adebisi.

But seeing as people tend to enjoy, like, content on their blogs...

- That boy Aziz Ansari has an interesting theory: "In my nerdy Lost email group, there is a raging debate over whether Jin aka Daniel Dae Kim is evil. I think he's good." I'd like to hear the justification behind the Jin-is-bad angle. I don't think we've been shown much evidence to support it yet, but if the English we saw him speakin' in the preview for this week's show turns out not to be some kind of dream sequence, it's gonna be a whole new ballgame.

- Out of sheer boredom, I've transcribed the orientation film for the Dharma Initiative. Places with elipses ("...") are where there's a kooky, wacky old reel-to-reel effect and the film was made to jump on purpose. Most times, it just meant losing a few words.

Welcome. I'm Doctor Marvin Candle, and this is the orientation film for Station 3 of the Dharma Initiative. In a moment, you'll be given a simple set of instructions for how you and your partner will fulfill the respsonsibilities associated with this station. But first, a little history.

The Dharma Initiative was created in 1970, and is the brainchild of Gerald and Karen Degroot, two doctoral candidates at the University of Michigan. Following in the footsteps of visionaries such as B.F. Skinner... imagined a large-scale communal research compound where scientists and free-thinkers from around the globe could persue research in meteorology, psychology, parapsychology, zoology, electromagnetism and utopian social... reclusive Danish industrialist and munitions magnate Alvar Hanso, whose financial backing made their dream of a multi-purpose social science research facility a reality.

You and your partner are currently located at Station 3, or 'The Swan,' and will be for the next five-hundred and forty days. Station 3 was originally constructed as a laboratory where scientists could work to understand the unique electromagnetic fluctuations eminating from this sector of the island. Not long after the experiments began, however, there was... an incident... and since that time, the following protocol has been observed. Every one-hundred and eight minutes, the button must be pushed. From the moment the alarm sounds, you will have four minutes to enter the code into the microcomputer process... --duction into the program. When the alarm sounds, either you or your partner must input the code. It is highly recommended that you and your partner take alternating shifts. In this manner, you will both stay as fresh and alert... most important that, when the alarm sounds, the code be entered correctly and in a timely fashion. Do not attempt to use the computer for anyth--

Congratulations. Until your replacements arrive, the future of the project is in your hands. On behalf of the Degroots, Alvar Hanso and all of us at the Dharma Initiative, thank you, namaste and good luck!
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